A shared identity service that enables users of multiple OpenID-enabled Web sites to sign in under one single profile, or single user identity. It’s a free and open standard under which users are able to control the amount of personal information they provide on Web sites, and in particular social networking sites (SNS). To use OpenID across multiple sites, users must first choose an Open ID provider. Once you create an OpenID it stays with you, even if you choose at a later time to switch to a different OpenID provider.
OpenID works by using existing Internet technologies such as URI, HTTP, SSL and Diffie-Hellman to transform the information you provide on one site (or service) into an account that can be used at other sites that support OpenID logins. Some of the online and Internet services supporting OpenID include AOL, Blogger, Flickr, LiveDoor, LiveJopiurnal, Vox, Yahoo, WordPress, and others.
See “Social Networking Sites” in the Quick Reference section of
An enterprise grade network management platform developed under the open source model. It consists of a community supported open-source project as well as a commercial services, training and support organization. As a network management platform, it provides several major feature categories: discovery, monitoring, events, data collection, and reporting. OpenNMS was started in 1999 and registered […]
The OpenPortal project is a community of users, developers, and partners who work to create an industry leading enterprise-class portal server. The OpenPortal project is derived from the Sun Java System Portal Server 7 product. As offered by the OpenPortal Project Web site, the objectives for the Portal Server open-source initiative include: Expose Portal Server’s […]
Short for Open Secure Shell, OpenSSH is a free suite of tools (similar to the SSH connectivity tools) that help secure your network connections. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking and other network-level attacks. The OpenSSH suite includes the ssh program that replaces rlogin and telnet, and scp which […]
Developed by Google Inc., OpenSocial is a set of common APIs for building social applications across multiple Web sites, including social networking sites (SNS). OpenSocial applications use Google’s gadget architecture but with extensions that provide access to social data within its container environment. Similar to Google Gadgets, OpenSocial apps are hosted XML documents with HTML […]
See under OpenSolaris project.